Following last month’s Royal Rumble, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle said on his podcast that he had been called in for a short-term plot leading up to WrestleMania, but that those plans had been cancelled a week later. Angle was scheduled to appear in the RK-Bro vs. Alpha Academy storyline, according to fightfulselect.com. It was unclear what WWE had planned for Angle.
One of the proposals for Angle was to incorporate the “academic challenge,” which would have been called the “Three I’s Challenge,” a play on Angle’s wrestling credo. Angle would have served as a special guest referee at the Elimination Chamber PPV next week in Saudi Arabia, according to the report.